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Chuseok, the Korean version of Thanksgiving, used to be by far the biggest shopping season for traditional markets nationwide, with marketplaces bustling with shoppers buying groceries for ancestral memorial rites, holiday dishes to share with families, and gifts for relatives and business partners. In recent years, the growing popularity of online shopping malls and large...
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Ministries, government organizations and municipal administrations are rushing to draw up countermeasures against a possible spike in the number of COVID-19 infections during the five-day Chuseok holiday that starts Sept. 30. Chuseok is one of Korea’s biggest annual celebrations, during which millions of people travel to their hometowns nationwide to perform ancestral commemoration ceremonies and...
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Quarantine authorities on Jeju Island are on high alert as nearly 200,000 tourists are expected to visit the southern resort island during the upcoming Chuseok holiday. The Jeju Tourism Association said Wednesday that at least 198,000 visitors are projected to come to the island during the extended Chuseok holiday, the Korean version of Thanksgiving, which...
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Chuseok is the traditional Korean autumn harvest celebration, similar to Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Koreans visit their hometowns for ancestral rituals and spend time with their families during the holiday. But if you’re planning to spend the Chuseok holiday in Seoul, visiting royal palaces and tombs, national museums and parks in the city...
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As the full moon is forecast to appear during Chuseok on Friday, many are scrambling to search for places to wish for good fortune, good health and success in the coming year. In order to save them time and trouble, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has come up with the top five places around the Han...
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Four Joseon-era royal palaces in Seoul will remain open throughout the extended Chuseok holiday next week and admit visitors free of charge, the government said Saturday. Book your Hanbok Photoshoot The four palaces ― Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Deoksu and Changgyeong ― as well as the UNESCO-recognized Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty in the capital and...
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